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  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,966
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,614

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

freaking spectacular!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-18

Even my husband loved listening to this book with me, which he did not expect to do. It's deservedly a classic, that's readily apparent. Thandie Newton's performance was exceptional, even her rendition of the male characters were so good, toy forgot that it was delivered by a woman. Listen and enjoy!

  • The Poisonwood Bible

  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,357

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'd give it ten stars if I could

  • By Johnna on 06-10-11

weak storyline, beautifully written

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-18

Kingsolver has wonderful prose and a talent for storytelling, what she lacks is a solid tale to tell in this book. I liked most all of the characters well enough to keep listening to find out what happens to them, so that's something.
The idea of even a villainous Baptist preacher reading out of the maccabees is utter nonsense and at one point she credited a famous FDR quote with being in the bible, lol. So I DEFINITELY don't recommend you believe half of the clap trap she states is in the bible, this book is fiction and NOT educational when it comes to constant scripture references. But if you can get past all the misquotes and misinterpretations, and accept the position the author is coming from, you'll probably enjoy the awesome character development and storytelling technique.

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  • She: A History of Adventure

  • By: H. Rider Haggard
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Legends tell of an ancient sorceress who has learned the secrets of immortality. She rules over a lost people deep in unexplored Africa. She can slay at a glance, and her beauty is so legendary that no man can look upon her and keep his own will. Leo Vincey learns of a quest that has haunted his family for generations. He is to go to find this all powerful woman, and discover the secret of eternal life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The mystery of 'She' continues

  • By Anniebligh on 03-14-12

thrilling tale, beautiful performance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-18

a great adventure story (as the subtitle implies) coupled with a brilliant performance. Delightful dialog between characters as well.

  • A Place Called Freedom

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,074

This lush novel, set in 1766 England and America, evokes an era ripe with riot and revolution, from the teeming streets of London to the sprawling grounds of a Virginia plantation. Mack McAsh burns with the desire to escape his life of slavery in Scottish coal mines while Lizzie Hallim is desperate to shed a life of sheltered subjugation to her spineless husband. United in America, their only chance for freedom lies beyond the Western frontier - if they're brave enough to take it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WORTH THE CREDIT AND THEM SOME!

  • By Georgia on 08-28-15

an adventure love story, not what I expected

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

I thought this book would go more into details of the revolutionary war like Follett's other pieces of historical fiction, so I was disappointed. I also felt that although the narrator's voice is lovely, he didn't have very distinctive voices for the different characters and was not the best performer, in my opinion. Despite these things, this is a good book and a fun read. I recommend it, especially to people who like epic romance.

  • Fall of Giants

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,719

Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ken Follett and John Lee / Audible's Dream Team

  • By Keith on 11-07-10

very VERY good book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-17

fun and variant cast of characters with a very special look at world war 1. It has helped me feel like I was actually THERE.

  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

  • A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
  • By: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,785
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,305
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,296

Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Brandon on 09-09-14

Intense, honest, and inspiring

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-17

This book deeply impacted my view of Islam a well as Muslims and Christianity. An incredible story of putting courage before comfort when faced with the case for Jesus, it is read by the author himself, an added treat.
Full of facts, arguments, and insights, I highly recommend this book to ANYONE.

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,700

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic story to be read by all!

  • By Gina on 07-25-09

a fabulous performance, a good story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Narrator was incredible - one of my favorite performances! The story was initially spellbinding but did peter out a little bit towards the end. However, it was still VERY good despite getting the feeling that perhaps Tom Follett wasn't quite sure how our when to wrap up all the loose ends. I recommend this title strongly to everyone I meet!

  • Moby-Dick

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,417
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,431

Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Had No Idea Melville Was So Funny

  • By Dave on 05-09-12

This. Freaking. Book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-17

How can I even begin to review Moby Dick? That is almost as absurd as trying to write a review of the bible. Therefore, I will hit only a few major, easy points.
The performance was mediocre. The narrator doesn't do a very good job of differentiating the voices of the characters, which was too bad.
The book itself will shatter your soul and leave you screaming to the world that they absolutely must read this monumental tome of poetry and substance before you die from the loneliness that comes from being the solitary fan amidst your circle. I feel so utterly cut off after finishing this book, nothing else has ever compared. Who can I talk to about the enormity of it's impact on my life? Nobody else will finish it and it makes me want to bash their brains in. I guess you could say that this book is too good because it has ruined my life.